Paris, 4th May 2021 - Green logistics provider, Urb-it and the renowned last-mile specialist Colis Privé have expanded their zero-emission delivery service to the City of Lyon. With their combined green cargo bike fleet, both parties will collaborate to offer a fast, reliable and emission free delivery solution for the city's consumers on the last-mile. Together, the partnership will further bolster Lyon's prominence as an innovative, sustainable, and vibrant smart city.
In June 2020, Grégory Doucet won the municipal elections in Lyon and became the city's first ecologist mayor. In almost a year, many decisions have been taken in favor of the environmental protection of Lyon. On 26 March 2021, the Lyon City Council declared a climatic state of emergency. The city then made a public commitment to take into account climate and environmental issues in all its public policies and in all municipal services.
Aligned with Lyon's commitment, Urb-it will take over part of Colis Prive's parcel delivery process from its distribution center bringing an enhanced day-time delivery service to the end-consumer. A dedicated community of Couriers will be an integral part of the service, offering operational efficiency and a seamless customer experience, right through to handover.
"Committed to an environmental approach to reduce our ecological footprint, we wish to collaborate mainly with a green vehicles network. The quality of what Urb-it offers and the values we share are the reasons why we decided to collaborate with them. This collaboration is part of our approach and allows us to take a step forward for the environment by delivering our customers to their homes in city centers." said Yves Ferrand Development Director of Colis Privé
Martin Lehec, Urb-it Country Manager France commented , "The collaboration with Colis Privé, strengthens our local presence in Lyon and is a further step in our development. It also illustrates that Urb-it combines sustainability and excellence of service. According to us, those two elements, are today essential in a delivery service, and significantly increase customer satisfaction. We are very proud to start this collaboration with Colis Privé and to contribute together to the well-being of the city of Lyon."
About Urb-it AB (publ):
Urb-it is a Swedish logistics company and Certified B Corporation™. Powered by a robust technical platform, and its community of Couriers, Urb-it offers a customer-centric end-to-end fulfilment service for e-commerce, retail, and the on-demand market. The company today operates in the UK and France and works with leading European brands.
The company's mission is to transform logistics with a human service that fights for the health of our cities. Delivering the last-mile exclusively on foot, bike or with cargo-bikes, Urb-it aims to reduce air pollution, noise pollution and congestion in Urban areas, while providing a delivery service that exceeds customer expectations. Our Couriers are carefully recruited and trained by Urb-it to provide excellent service. The solution is available to merchants via direct API-integration as well as through a range of leading transport management systems. Services include delivering the same-day, next-day, nominated day and returns, and can be fulfilled both from the merchant's online store and physical store network. www.urb-it.com
The Company's Certified Adviser is Mangold Fondkommission AB who are reachable on +468- 503 015 50 or CA@mangold.se.
This information is such information that Urb-it AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted, via the above-mentioned contact person, for publication on (4th May 2021).
About Colis Privé:
Founded in 1993, Colis Privé is now one of the major companies in last mile delivery in France. With more than 87 Millions parcels delivered per year and 4 national hubs located in Lille, Orleans, Lyon and in the Ile de France, Colis Privé offers fast and quality delivery solutions and ensures the best customer experience. https://www.colisprive.fr/